Celebrated animation studio LAIKA (“Coraline,” “Kubo and the Two Strings”) is branching out with plans for “Seventeen,” a live-action adaptation of “Sylvia” and “Fleming” writer John Brownlow’s debut novel.
The Oregon studio secured rights to “Seventeen” following an intense bidding war with company CEO Travis Knight confirming this will be LAIKA’s first live-action feature.
He says in a statement: “Seventeen is a stiff cocktail of wicked wit, exhilarating action and raw emotion. John has such a wonderfully unique voice. He’s crafted a brilliant universe with its own powerful identity. Seventeen is a thriller with soul, a sinuous adrenaline-fueled actioner with a sincere heart beating underneath its rippling pectorals.”
Specifics of the story are under wraps beyond it being an “adrenaline-fueled” action thriller. The book itself will be published sometime next year.